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Vegetable Plant Donations to C.A.N

Agricultural Science Instructor Erik Fargo and some of his students from Somerset County Vocational and Technical School, partnered with Joanne Powell and the South Branch Reformed Church to donate vegetable plants to Hillsborough residents served by the Hillsborough Township Community Assistance Network (C.A.N.) food pantry.

The students sowed seeds, applied nutrients and practiced natural pest control while caring for the lettuce, peas, spinach, tomatoes, peppers and basil plants over a 10 week period.  The school’s Carpentry Program assisted by creating wooden stakes needed for plant support and local businesses helped by donating supplies.  Hillsborough C.A.N. clients were able to bring home the “mini gardens” for a convenient supply of fresh produce.

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